How many electric vehicles were sold in 2021?

Factful math: Grade 3rd-5th

Math skills: percent increase

Related Environmental issues: Renewable Energy

Electric vehicles (EV) sales increased by 90% in the world in 2021 compared to 2020.

How many EV were sold in the world in 2021?

  1. 3.2 million 2) 4.4 million 3) 5.2 million

Note: EV here represents BEV (battery electric vehicles)


2.3 x 1.9 = 4.37 = about 4.4

or 2.3 x 0.9 = 2.07

2.07 + 2.3 = 4.37 = about 4.4

Source: Global EV Sales for 2021 H1.




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Published: March 26, 2020

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